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was running behind a better financed and better known front runner named hillary clinton. as he joined as he displayed a quiet confidence that would carry him all the way to the white house. in the senate he sits on the powerful foreman relations -- for relations committee. his recent best seller is "the audacity of hope." it is out in paperback on november 6. i was reading, you sold over 1 million copies. >> we did all right. almost as many as you sell. tavis: that is an amazing story to have your personal story sell 1 million copies. >> it is a great honor. the first book that i wrote, "dreams of my father," sold 1 million copies in paperback. that was out 10 years ago. it has been a real blessing and you're right. it gets people a chance to get to know me in a way that usually do not get to know if presidential candidate. supporters -- they have organized book clubs to read the book. the more you get to know where i'm coming from the better off i will do. tavis: what is your sense of why you aren't as connected? -- are as connected? yours is just out, blowing everybody else's way. >> the
. in the way we know him. our reminder -- i am reminded about the story of bill and hillary clinton when they returned to little rock, ark. the president had a favorite mustang he'd like to drive and the secret service would not let him drive it. he went back to little rock and secret service follow them. they pulled into a gas station to get some gas and there was an old guys who had gone to high school with bill and hillary. there he was pumping gas and bill says, "look what would have happened if you married him." hillary said, "if i would have married him, he would have been the president." [laughter] [applause] i raise that, and that calls for some and modesty on your part, but i raise that because i know that you were there for dr. king in a way that we will never know or appreciate. i talked to a lot of dr. king's lieutenants and they will tell you that because he was human and not divine, although we think he was divine, he was just a man. an extraordinary man, but a man. he would get depressed and disappointed about all kinds of things related to the movement. tell me what you w
'spation proclamation. you can see bill and hillary clinton on the podium. there are also people there celebrating the election of the first african-american president. president obama is only the 16th sitting chief executive to be returned to office. he is the first president since dwight eisenhower to win two consecutive elections with more than 51% of the popular vote. he won for the 372 electoral votes to mitt romney's 206 and spent part of the morning at the white house having coffee with bipartisan leadership. >> this is the second time the president had his inauguration on the celebration of martin luther king, jr. and it's actually a ceremonial event. the 20th amendment to the constitution mandates that newly elected mandates take place on january 20th and several times that happened on the sunday. and followed by the pomp and pageantry on the following monday. >> both president obama and vice president biden took their official oaths of office why yesterday. >> i barack hussein obama swear -- >> supreme court justice john roberts swore in the first family. justice sotomayor did the honor
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